Group Leadership Day: Tue 4 Feb 2020, London

The next joint ALDC and LGA Liberal Democrat Group Leadership Day will take place on  Tuesday 4 February 2020 in London.

There will be a full day of activities running from 10am to 5pm, with lunch included.   

If you are a Liberal Democrat council group leader or deputy, this is an excellent opportunity to network and share ideas with other Liberal Democrat leaders from across the country.

Local Government Association Liberal Democrat Group 


Join in with policy discussions on a range of issues affecting local government and take part in training opportunities through ALDC.

Come along and enjoy a packed programme – we’ll be releasing the agenda soon.


10.30  Registration and refreshments
10.45  Opening remarks & Local Elections in May 2020

Councillor Ruth Dombey, OBE, Deputy Leader, LGA Liberal Democrat Group
Councillor Anita Lower, Vice-Chair, Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors

11.00 What next for Local Government finance and looking ahead to the budget Chair – Councillor Heather Kidd, Chair, LGA Liberal Democrat Group
Councillor Adam Paynter, Deputy Leader, Cornwall Council; Member LGA Finance Board
Sarah Pickup, Deputy Chief Executive, LGA

12.30  What are the future challenges for Liberal Democrats?

Chair – Councillor Ruth Dombey OBE, Deputy Leader, LGA Liberal Democrat Group
Sir Ed Davey MP, Acting Leader, Liberal Democrats
Mark Pack, President, Liberal Democrats

1.30 Lunch

2.00 Workshops
Delivering on your promises and stop your budget being sabotaged

Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson CBE, Leader, Portsmouth City Council
Councillor Ruth Dombey OBE, Leader, Sutton Council

What are you doing about Climate Change Emergency on your Council?
Councillor Sarah Butikofer, Leader, North Norfolk DC
Councillor Stewart Golton, Group Leader, Leeds City Council

3.00 General Election Review – What did you think?
Chair – Councillor Anita Lower, Vice-Chair, Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors
Councillor Sara Bedford, Leader, Three Rivers DC & member of the Liberal Democrat 

4.00 Closing Remarks


10am until 5pm with lunch included.

Please let us know any dietary or access requirements. 


Local Government Association, 18 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HZ
Map: Google Map  Link

Price to attend:

  • £20 ALDC members (including VAT)
  • £25 non-ALDC members (including VAT)

This event is for Liberal Democrat Council Group leaders or their Deputies attending in their place.


Liz Tucker says

I think I booked and paid for a place on the Group Leaders Day before the date had to be moved. Can you confirm that my name is still on your list?
Liz Tucker

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